New Titles in Emmaus Library, Issue 2, Aug 2016

Solomon, Robert M. Jesus our Jubilee [222.13 SOL] “Every 50 years, Israel was to celebrate the year of Jubilee in the Promised Land, and give their land and people their rest. Laid out in Leviticus 25, the Jubilee laws reflected God’s love, freedom and compassion in His covenant with His people. Robert Solomon explores the celebration of Jubilee, and looks at how it is still relevant today and how we too can live the Jubilee experience. Discover how the concept of Jubilee was embodied in Christ’s advent, and how it anticipates the future, as we wait for Jesus to return to give us true liberation, perfect justice and everlasting peace.”

Tow, Timothy. Has God a plan for your life [227.5 TOW]

Family matters : stories of God’s faithfulness to children in OMF / edited by David Dykema and Ruth Englers [231 FAM] “An anthology of stories focused on family life in cross-cultural contents. The stories describe how the protection, the provision and the presence of God have been experienced in very real and personal ways by 29 missionary families. Many are first-hand experiences, written by those for whom these stories form part of their own family history. They are powerful testimonies that we hope will inspire, move, challenge and encourage you.”

God Encounters : stories of His involvement in life’s greatest moments [242 GOD] “What does it feel like when God breaks in …when He interrupts the logical flow of cause and effect or moves in quietly to answer your prayers? Though you may not see Him with your eyes, you can experience His peace, joy, and comfort as you read this beautiful collection of stories from people just like you – people whose dreams have been fulfilled, relationships restored, safety protected, and debts paid off. Each faith-building story highlights a particular life-giving characteristic of God, revealing a better understanding of who He is and how much He loves you. Page by page, you’ll find yourself growing into a more secure, intimate relationship with Him. If you’d like a peek at God in action, open the pages of this book and witness extraordinary moments in ordinary lives – in-time encounters with God that left an eternal impact. You, too, can know that He’s right there with you – guarding, guiding and giving you just what you need at just the right time. If He did it for others, He’ll do it for you.”

Tan, Lai Yong. Twist and Wait [242.2 TAN] “”A collection of devotional essays and reflections written by Tan Lai Yong over a span of 25 years. Many of these essays had the input of a close friend, the late Chua How Chuang, especially in matters relating to Greek and Hebrew. This book, which is produced in his honour, also includes some essays written by How Chuang.”

Fraser, James O. The prayer of faith : having victory in your Christian life [248.32 FRA] “These excerpts from Fraser’s diary and letters, which have had a profound influence for many years, show how the power of faith brings victory in Christian life and service.”
Contents: 1. Prayer determination – 2. Prayer cooperation – 3. Prayer solidarity – 4. Prayer procedure – 5. The prayer of faith – 6. Prayer dividends – 6. Prayer today.

Robinson, Haddon W. Decision Making by the Book : how to choose wisely in an age of options [248.4 ROB] Contents: Introduction — 1. Looking for the Will of God — 2. Decision-making and the Word of God — 3. The freedom to decide — 4. Submitting to God’s sovereign Will — 5. Submitting to God’s moral Will — 6. Motivated by love — 7. Knowing your strengths — 8. Considering the circumstances — 9. Seeking Godly council — 10. The place of Revelation — 11. General principles — 12. Decision danger zones.

Sepulveda, Art. How to Live Life on Purpose [248.4 SEP] “You can live a rich life, full of satisfaction and joy, when you choose to live Life on purpose. The discovery and pursuit of your calling gives meaning to your every day, purpose to your actions, and hope in the face of discouragement. It starts with a belief in divine intervention – because it cannot be done without God. Art Sepulvedia masterfully reveals new thinking and action strategies that will allow you to let go and let God move you forward into your destiny.”

Tan, Lai Yong. Inword. Upword. Outword : words lessons on the run [266 TAN] A collection of stories by medical workers such as Dr Tan Lai Yong and members of the
MGS community; the stories are about their work in rural Yunnan, China.

Dowsett, Rose & Chad Berry. God’s faithfulness: stories from the China Inland Mission and OMF International [266 DOW] “Anthology of 40 stories, which testify powerfully to the faithfulness of God throughout the 150 years of our history. They are stories of tragedy, triumph, sorrow and joy. God’s provision and many, many answers to prayer. They show ordinary men and women struggling to tell the story of Jesus across cultures and the grace of God in using stumbling words and flawed lives to bring people to faith. They show what love for God and love for East Asia’s peoples can achieve in the life-creating hands of the Holy Spirit.”

Heyboer, Ronny. “Miracle Zone” in the jungles of Borneo [266 HEY] Ronny Heyboer spent the first periods of his life in Australia and Holland. Then God called him and his wife Kay to share the love and salvation of Jesus Christ to the tribal people in the jungles of Borneo. His life has become an ongoing process of following and trusting in the Lord who gave him the commission of building a village in the middle of the jungle for 1,000 deprived children and schools for 2,000 children. With a lot of humour he writes about his life and ministry.”

Zebua, Ria. A secret hope [266 ZEB] “Neighbouring villages considered the remote village of Taguangu, Philippines, trash. Its reputation was well-deserved. Taguangu was little more than a den of loafers, brawlers, drunkards, gamblers and thieves. Desperate for change, three Manobo believers asked God to send a missionary to Taguangu. At that very time God called Ria Zebua from the tiny island of Nias in Indonesia to take the gospel of salvation to the Manobo people. But to which village should Ria go? This book tells how God directed her and a team of Filipino missionaries to the Manobo of Taguangu – that lair of crooks and ruffians. There they saw God do the impossible again and again.”

Ng, John. Heart to heart with Asian leaders : exclusive interviews on crisis, comebacks & character [303.3 NG] “An intimate and insightful look at leadership issues first-hand with 28 prominent persons across politics, business, finance and academia in the region. These illustrious leaders have been specially selected for the values they represent, and how they have overcome crisis and staged comebacks against the odds.”

For Juniors

Miller, Sheila. The Gods Must be Angry [266 MIL] “Bradit, a little boy from Thailand, loved to pretend to be a band major. One day disaster struck–his stick knocked the head off the Happy Idol. His parents were furious and Bradit was scared.”

Comics

Sim, James. Ruth : the Moabite woman [248.4 SCH] “When we face distress and pain in life, it can feel as if God has abandoned us. Naomi felt abandoned by God, but God did not abandon Naomi. Through the faithfulness of her Moabite daughter-in-law Ruth, God restored more to her than she could have dreamed. The book of Ruth records no miracles, but it is full of God’s love. It shows us that God is trustworthy even in our darkest hours. More importantly, it foreshadows Jesus Christ, the kinsman-redeemer who will one day come to redeem His people from their bondage to sin. Jesus Christ – He is the restorer of broken lives.”

David and Goliath : I Samuel 17 [222.43 DAV] “A number of years have passed since King Saul began his reign over Israel. During these early years of King Saul’s rule, God is gracious to Israel, granting them victory over their enemies – the Ammonites, Philistines, Moabites, and Amalekites. Sadly, this string of successes comes to an abrupt end when the haughty and rash Saul disobeys God’s commands repeatedly. Like a thorn in the flesh, the Philistines are back to torment Israel, this time with a trump card – the giant warrior Goliath. Can Israel prevail against the Philistine army once again?

DVDs

Do You Believe
1 DVD (122 mins)
“A dozen different souls – all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly interact, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ even if they don’t yet believe it. When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. More than a movie, it’s a question we all must answer in our lifetimes: DO YOU BELIEVE?”

The Letter Writer
1 DVD (86 mins)
“When Maggy Fuller, a rebellious and troubled teenager, receives an old fashioned letter in the mail from an unknown source, she can’t imagine who could have so many wonderful things to say about her. After all, she is all but invisible to her father and a disappointment to her mom. So she tracks down the mysterious author of the letter and uncovers someone she has never met – but someone who seems to know her better than anyone else in her life.”